Through late November: Working apple orchards in Oak Glen, a mountain town halfway between Riverside and Palm Springs, open their doors to the public. Some offer U-pick apples.
September 16 – November 25: Have a one-of-a-kind experience in the only Spider Pavilion in the U.S. Get a glimpse of the private lives of spiders in the open-air pavilion that is designed as a safe space to get up close to these amazing arachnids.
November 1 – January 15: Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice to the beachside community with ICE.
Daily: Movies at discounted prices.
November 2 – January 6: Skate under the stars at the festive outdoor Holiday Ice Rink in the Giant Wheel Court at Irvine Spectrum Center.
September 16 – November 30: Can you locate the bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, blue birds and hawks to collect their clues and find the missing pumpkin patch?
Select dates, November 1-30: Enjoy a variety of fun art activities this month with LACMA! Weekly family events feature artist-led workshops, friendly gallery tours, and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection.
November 12: Choose this Veterans Day to spend at one of the best skate camps around! The day of fun will include skateboard instruction, games, lunch, and a t-shirt for campers.
Select dates, November 2-December 23: Ride to the top of Sugarpine Chair Lift #1 for a zip downhill at the Mt. Baldy Tubing Park.
November 12: Kids (5-14) can spend the Veteran’s Day holiday with the Skatedogs crew, for skateboarding lessons, games, prizes and a pizza lunch.
Mondays: Kids can take a break from shopping and join in a morning of craft tables, princesses, super heroes, music, petting zoos and more in the Bella Terra Amphitheater! Monday, 10:30 a.m. Free.
November 12: Join the city of Downey as they honor and pay tribute to those that have served our country.
Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.
Second Monday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Monday, 6:30 p.m. Free.
November 12: To honor the men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will be hosting its annual Veterans Day Event.
November 1-12: Join Circus Vargas for a swashbuckling circus spectacular, “Dreaming of Pirates.” Flying trapeze artists, clowns, daredevils, death-defying acrobats, jugglers, contortionists, comedians, motorcycles and more. Plus, interactive preshow for the kids!
November 12: At this Veteran’s Day Mini-Camp, Lil’ Chefs (5+) will learn to make mam and cheese pinwheels using pizza dough, baked macaroni and cheese, and for dessert, a Patriotic Flag Brownie Pizza.
November 10 – January 7: The annual LA Kings Holiday Ice brings outdoor ice skating to LA.
November 12: The celebration includes a formal presentation of colors, singing of the National Anthem, and remarks by General Stanley A. McChrystal followed by book signing.
Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Los Angeles library system.
November 4-5, 10-12: Thomas, Percy, and Sir Topham Hatt are back and ready for big adventures, and even bigger memories with all their friends!
November 10-18: From Stephen Schwartz, the composer of Wicked and Pippin, Godspell is one of the most successful musicals of all time.
November 2-18: All Clara wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother.
Select days, November – January: Joy is in Season at the Knott’s Merry Farm Holiday Festival. Guests of all ages can embrace the joy of Christmas at Knott’s Merry Farm, with classic shows like the Holiday Ice Show featuring Snoopy, the Peanuts Gang and a cast of world class ice skaters, the nightly tree lighting ceremony and The Christmas Carol.
March 24 – January 6, 2019: A new chapter of ancient Egyptian history will be unearthed to the world with the debut of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, an exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb.
Through December 29: Audiences of all ages can delight in a little theme park-style magic at the Shrine with Reflections of the Face of Lincoln, an immersive presentation featuring special effects, multi-media elements, and spectacular animatronics in a moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.
November 1-30: Kids can participate in a variety of activities depending on the special event. Activities this month focus on gratitude, family and the importance of being thankful for the many blessings in our lives.
October 26-January 6: A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and more!
November 10 -12: Find a constellation no matter where you are by making your very own planisphere! Customize your own star-finder, so you can identify constellations at home.